Is groin/leg pain a few days after a heart catheterization common?

Yes. Yes, this is fairly common and will usually resolve over the next two weeks with no intervention. However, rarely damage to the artery at the groin site can lead to a fistula or recurrent hematomas and if the pain persists it should be evaluated by a doctor.
Yes. It is a common side effect. However, if the pain is severe or does not improve, or of here is severe bruising, it should be assessed by the cardiologist.

Related Questions

For what reason would a doctor delay or postpone a left sided heart catheterization for 3 days?

Delay. There are many reasons why a study might be delayed. They can vary from problems with the scheduling, the lab equipment, and other non patient related factors to problems with the patients condition. Ask your dr. What is pertinent to you. Read more...

My grandma is 67 y/o and she did a heart catheterization few days ago and her doctor said she need a CABG too can she not do the CABG surgery?

Difficult language. I'm sorry - I just don't understand what you're asking. If your grandma had a heart cath and was told that she needs a CABG, she must have serious blockage present. If she has symptoms of chest discomfort, the case is even stronger. Be sure she gets a surgeon who does them every day, has been doing them for years, and is well respected by his colleagues. Read more...

Why was my younger brother rushed to hospital for emergent heart catheterization after severe crushing chest pain. Didn't have heart attack BUT his troponin level was high? Got discharged 2 days later.

Concern. For blocked vessels and subsequent muscle damage to the heart. If there was no surgery, it suggests that it is safe to manage his problem medically. An elevated troponin suggests some heart damage which can be assessed by an echo and maybe a followup with a stress test. All the best. Read more...
My understanding is. that if he had these symptoms and his serial troponins were high,then he by definition DID have a heart attack,despitewhat the catheterization showed. This would be spasm of the coronaries,not blockage. It is called Prinzmetal's angina and can cause a heart attack with clean coronaries. Read more...

Is a stress test or heart catheterization worse to have for someone that has CHF?

CHF . Either test should be performed under medical supervision once the heart failure is stabilized. The route would depend on more clinical information. Read more...

If you scheduled for a heart catheterization and you develop a bladder infection, does it need to heal before the heart catheterization procedure?

UTI's. No elective invasive diagnostic or surgical procedure should be performed in the presence of infection. Yes, you should wait unless is declared an emergency. Read more...

My mom is having a heart catheterization procedure tomorrow and I am so worried. Is this dangerous thing?

See below. Every procedure has risks. The risks of a heart cath are serious but rare. She will be in a hospital and surrounded by doctors. She will do fine. Read more...

Other than a cardiac catheterization.....is there another way to really see blockages in and around the heart? If so what are the options?

Yes, but... Although cardiac cath (coronary angiography) is the most common way to detect and to visualize blockages in the coronary arteries, there are other ways, to direct and indirectly detect blockages in the coronary arteries. CT angiography is one, and non-invasive stress tests are others. It depends on your clinical situation, your doctor may choose different tests. Read more...